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We ain't so sure about this statement, we have to say. Jordyn Woods has referred to the fallout from the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal as 'cancerous', and EEK.

Sis did NOT hold back in a new interview with  Cosmopolitan UK, where she says that she didn't know what the "right thing to do" was after Tristan kissed her.

Woods divulged more scandalous statements about the Khloe Kardashian/Tristan Thompson cheating drama, saying; "Sh*t happens," Jordyn said. Very eloquent.


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"And in the end, I never want to see anyone hurt; I would hate to be the reason for anyone's pain. We all have to go to sleep with ourselves at night," she added.

Jordyn also confessed that she became addicted to looking at everyone's reactions to the news, calling it 'cancerous';

“It becomes addictive to look on the internet, to look at your name. When I would look at my name and see all of the things that people were saying, it became like a tumour. It became cancerous to me.”


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The young model also describes how she didn't know "what the right thing to do" was after the kiss;

"I just needed some time by myself to try to understand what was happening, why it was happening, and how am I going to react to this internally, you know? How can I make things right with myself, with God and with my relationships?"

She was completely "in shock" after Tristan kissed her, and all she could think was;  "That didn't just happen."


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Jordyn also emphasised her hope that one day she could be friends with Kylie Jenner again, saying;

"I love her. That’s my homie. I hope everything falls into place and that we can all grow and build our relationships with our family and God and come back together one day and be stronger and happier."

Kylie just unfollowed her on Instagram the other day, so we're sort of doubting if this could ever happen. Considering Khloe is her big sister, she's most likely going to choose to support her rather than Jordyn.

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Reports are stating that Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale are officially OVER after circa four months of dating.

We're heartbroken simply because their relationship created possibly the greatest photo/meme that has circulated the internet. Periodt.

You know the one, with the tongue kissing and Queer Eye's Antoni resembling every third wheel ever:


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The duo met at a Golden Globes after-party and were all over each other in public ever since.

They may have traumatised Antoni for life, but at least the SNL star and award-winning actress have apparently stayed friends since calling it quits.

“They're still friendly but are not on romantic terms,” the source told Entertainment Tonight.

Meanwhile, People is out here reporting slightly different news, with a source saying that Pete and Kate are technically still together, but they’ve slowed down a lot;

“Pete and Kate got super serious very fast, but they’ve decided to slow things down a bit,” the source explains. “They’re still dating as of now.”

Page Six reported when the pair met; “They were flirting all night and sipping champagne. They were outside on the patio and left together." Since then, we've been blinded by PDA pics.

Not anymore, folks, their kissing reign has been dethroned.

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Magazines often fail to feature plus sized women on the cover. It's a simple fact. Walk into your local newsagents and you'll be met by an array of striking covers that mostly feature thin women.

Stars like Kendall Jenner, Margot Robbie and Selena Gomez often dazzle on the front of the glossies, and yes, they look beautiful, but they are all of similar size.

Women have yearned to be skinny since what feels like the beginning of time. We grew up thinking there was only one way we should look and that was thin.


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Of course, there is nothing wrong with being thin, but we need to celebrate other body types.

This month, Cosmopolitan featured Tess Holliday on the front cover. Tess Holliday is a size 24.

The magazine wanted to celebrate plus size women, but instead they were met with a wave of backlash with many people claiming they were promoting obesity.

Editor of Cosmopolitan Farrah Storr has hit back at the dismissive comments about what could be a historic cover for the publication.

During her appearance on Good Morning Britain, she explained her decision to put Tess on the cover: “This is one cover, which has a larger lady on the cover, in a sea, in a world, in a culture which has venerated – since I can remember – thinness.”

She does not believe featuring a size 24 woman on the cover will promote obesity.

“Are people going to look at that and go, ‘Do you know what? I’m going to go and mainline doughnuts, this is what I want for my life’. Of course not. It’s patronising to say,” she said.

“I’m celebrating her. I am not celebrating morbid obesity,” the author stressed.


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The cover isn’t about promoting a certain size. It’s all about showing women that there are tons of different bodies out there.

It is showing women that you can look beautiful and feel confident, regardless of your size.

It is reassuring women who may feel self-conscious or undesirable because of their weight.

The Cosmopolitan cover is opening the world’s eyes to all the different types of beauty there are that never made it to the glossy pages of women’s magazines until now.


It might seem like John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are the epitome of true love and happy families, but as we know, even the strongest relationships come with their fair share of struggles.

From fertility issues to drinking problems, John spoke openly about his personal life in a revealing interview published in Cosmopolitan this week.

The 38-year-old singer and Chrissy, 31, have been married since 2013 and last year welcomed the arrival of their first daughter, Luna, conceived thanks to IVF.

Speaking about their fertility struggle, John admitting that having a baby is “a big challenge for a couple” – made especially difficult when you “can't conceive naturally.”

“You want to feel like everything’s working properly and want everything to be perfect, but sometimes it’s not. I wouldn’t say we can’t conceive naturally, but I would say that it’s enough of a challenge where it felt like we needed help,” he said.

John also addressed comments made by Chrissy last month when she opened up about her decision to cut back on drinking.

“When she was thinking about how she wanted to drink less, we talked about it. I just want to support her. I want her to be happy and to live the fullest, most awesome life she can, and I want us to do it together.”



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When asked about his reputation as the “perfect spouse”, the All Of Me singer admitted he that while he was flattered by the label, his relationship is not always perfect.

“I think that’s awesome. I don’t want to present myself as the “perfect spouse” and I don’t want to present our relationship as the “perfect relationship” because I don’t think anybody meets that definition. I think it’s too much pressure to put on anyone.”

“I think it should be cool to be a good partner, a good spouse, a good father, and/or a good parent. If I’m one of the people who helps make that cooler, I think that’s great.”

He finished off the interview with some words of wisdom for his younger self, admitting he wished he had taken more risks – but really, we reckon everything tuned out just fine for the Grammy award winner. 



When people compliment our clothes, the age-old reaction is to say, 'cheers, Penneys, €2'!

We've bought our outfits in the retail chain since we were wee babies, and it's still our one-stop-shop for, well… basically everything.

Now, us Irish are all well aware that Penneys is called Primark in the North of Ireland and in the UK, but apparently Cosmopolitan is only realising this now, and they're mind blown.

"What if we told you that everything you know about the shop where you can buy ALL of the things in the world is a lie, and that it's actually called a completely different thing?" reads the article.

They then come to the revelation that Penneys is actually Irish, and originated in Dublin in 1969.

"Back then, it opened with the name Penneys – and it stuck. The Irish totally stick by their initial name, and in fact there was a lot of confusion when they decided to rename the brand overseas.

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"There is reason behind the madness, though. Penneys may make more sense for the affordable brand, but the company had to switch to Primark for legal reasons. When they expanded to the UK in 1974, they chose to change their name to avoid legal action by the US retailer J.C.Penney.

"The Irish have steadfastly stuck with Penneys, and despite the fact that the company now has stores all over the world called Primark, they are proud to be the purveyors of the original name."

Yep, we're proud indeed.



You'd be forgiven for thinking it was a satirical depiction of the media's obsession with weight loss.

You'd like to assume it was an exaggerated version of the importance society places on the scales.

And you'd hope that Cosmopolitan's astonishing decision to frame a story about cancer with a clickbait headline about weight loss was an ill-advised, but genuine attempt to highlight society's misplaced priorities, but it wasn't.  

How This Woman Lost 44 Pounds without *ANY* Exercise was a genuine article written by Elizabeth Narins about a woman who survived cancer.

As a magazine typically aimed at women, the headline suggests that Cosmopolitan believes the attention of their target demographic will only be piqued if the content effects our aesthetic.

In just 42 characters, Cosmo revealed what they really believe of their readers. In their eyes, we are – beneath it all –  people who rate weight, size and body measurements above health, vitality and quality of life.

We'll only read about Simone Harbinson's battle with cancer if it's prefaced with a few 'before and after' weight loss snaps, and we'll endure the grim reality of a life-threatening illness if we ultimately learn that Simone is now rocking a pair of size 8 jeans.

While the article itself does indeed focus on Simone's prognosis, diagnosis and unbalanced relationship with food as a result of her illness, the idea that Cosmopolitan felt it must frame a story about cancer with what appears to be a weight loss incentive is indicative of their perception of the female demographic.

And as Cosmo clearly didn't get the memo that women don't, in fact, consider weight loss the be-all and end-all, Twitter wasted no time informing them.





The publication has since changed its headline to A Serious Health Scare Helped Me Love My Body More Than Ever, but the damage is already done.

Note to Cosmopolitan and Elizabeth Narins: a story about a woman's battle with cancer is entitled to be just that.

Don't insult us – and more importantly, her – by assuming we need a cryptic message about a three-stone weight loss to care.



Irish blogger Chloé Boucher has been granted the coveted title of Best Beauty Influencer by Cosmopolitan magazine.

On Thursday, the Dublin-based makeup artist was presented with the award at the exclusive Cosmopolitan Influencer Awards ceremony at the Kensington Palace Orangery in London.

The talented YouTuber has since taken to Instagram to celebrate the win with her 200,000 followers.

Alongside a post which shows her with the award, Chloé wrote: “Still can’t believe this.  I won the Best Beauty Influencer.”

The vlogger beat stiff competition to claim her title.  Those shortlisted for Best Beauty Influencer included Sophie Meola, Sophie Hannah Richardson, SophieBelle, Brighton Girl Problems, Pretty Ugly, What She Didx, Creepers & Cupcakes, Brogan Tate Xo and Mouldy Fruit.



Earlier this year the world listened as One Direction’s Zayn Malik opened up about his ongoing battle with anxiety, and now another influential young popstar has decided to share her own mental health story.

As Cosmopolitan’s September cover star, Rita Ora sat down with the celebrated magazine to discuss her own anxiety issues and the impression Zayn’s decision to open up about his mental health had on her.

She told Cosmo: “I'm so glad someone has spoken out about it…I'm not scared to admit that I have had therapy.”



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“I have someone I speak to once a week. People suffer it in different ways, but for me it's more about thinking about the long-term goal.”

“I'm a very 'in the moment'-type person, so if I have to do something there and then, I'll be fine.  But if I think about it, that's when anxious thoughts start going in.”

The How We Do singer went on to stress the importance of having a strong network of people around her at times when she is struggling with anxiety issues.



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She said: “I get so nervous because I care so much… Sometimes I get nervous about recording a song in the studio.  I'm like, 'I'm not ready to record this yet.' Or, 'I don't think I can do this.'”

“I'm relieved to have people around me who encourage me to do well.”

We think it’s brilliant that another big name has weighed in on this important conversation by sharing their own personal experience of anxiety.


Cosmopolitan and Maybelline held their second annual Fun Fearless Life conference at the weekend, where Cosmo gals give tips, tools and more to help young women supercharge their life. 

One guest speaker was Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and power posing expert, and she revealed how looking down at your phone is just one of the many postures that make you seem less confident. 

It may seem like a harmless habit that ALL of us are guilty of (am I right?!), but it could actually be affecting your career and sense of courage. 

According to Amy, hunching over your phone is one pose you should definitely avoid. "Not only is this pose hurting you physically, but it's also making you less assertive," she said. 

Watch the video for more insight into power poses and how to improve your confidence with your posture. We're seeing major power moves ahead, ladies. 



After gracing the front of the current edition, last night the Kardashian-Jenners were out in force to celebrate Cosmopolitan magazine's 50th birthday.

For the striking cover-shoot, the family had worn crisp white shirts – so understandably for their red-carpet appearance they also synched up in similarly complementary attire. 

Except that the youngest member of the mega-famous klan decided to go out on a limb and do her own thing… either that or she didn't get the all-black memo.

Standing out from the crowd in a pale short skirt and matching top, the 18-year-old teamed her outfit with white accessories.

Meanwhile, her elder siblings and mother looked stunning in striking dark evening-wear.

Khloe, 31, wore a velvet textured skirt with a thigh-high split, nude Louboutins and a plunging V-neck vest. Kourtney, 36, opted for a glamorous Balmain halter-neck jumpsuit with clinched-in waist detail.

And a seven-months pregnant Kim, 34, had on her signature body-con dress and oversized coat combo – complete with a €2,650 Balmain chocker

Momager Kris Jenner, 59, also looked amazing in a black jumpsuit and statement accessories – including OTT earrings. 

And while her sisters also had slicked-back hair worthy of any red-carpet, a more casual Kylie wore her lightened locks loose and long around her shoulders.

Noticeably absent was, of course, Kendall Jenner, 19, who is away modelling in London at the moment and was unable to jet back to California for the bash.

Cosmo Editor-In-Chief Joanna Coles was on hand to blow out the candles on a giant birthday cake, while the likes of Ashley Tisdale, Jessica SzohrStefanie Scott, Kelly Osborne, Sarah HylandLeona Lewis, and Cody Simpson were all also in attendance. 


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Amazingly for a family that has rarely been out of the spotlight since the launch of Keeping Up With The Kardashians eight years ago, the current Cosmo edition is the first time all six women have appeared together on the cover of a magazine.



Halloween is a pretty sacred Irish tradition – but there’s also no doubt that costumes of recent years have become seriously sassy.

Yes, gone are black-plastic sacks, replaced instead by an array of on fleek attire that often aims to show off plenty of flesh.

Now, cosmopolitan.com has asked women to try on a total of 14 "sexy" Halloween disguises and strike their very best "sexy" costume modelling poses.

The results are oh-so amazing and pretty darn hilarious (not to mention that we reckon the non-models look WAY better)…


1) Sexy jellyfish

2) Sexy Olaf:


3) Sexy Darth Vader


4) Sexy shark


5) Sexy taco


6) Sexy goldfish


7) Sexy Patrick Star


8) Sexy pizza


9) Sexy chips


10) Sexy Piñata


11) Sexy popcorn


12) Sexy lobster


13) Sexy Yoda


14) Sexy Donald Trump



Just last month, she graced the cover of Cosmopolitan – sporting a seriously sexy look that certainly caused its fair share of controversy.

Not that Demi Lovato is holding back in the aftermath: the singer and actress has just released another glossy cover – and if Cosmo raised eyebrows, Complex is going to cause a storm.

In fact, in the October/November edition, the 23-year-old former child star can be seen topless on an inflatable banana, as well as topless while hugging a giant flamingo.


In the accompanying interview, the star also opens up about her boyfriend, That 70s Show's Wilmer Valderrama – one of the only times she's spoken candidly about her long-term love.

"We have been together for almost five years now, off and on," she reveals.

"The only times that we were off was when I was not in a healthy state of mind, or he was like: 'I can’t be with you until you get sober. I can’t enable what you’re doing right now.'"

As for fans hoping that the current Selena Gomez-Demi Lovato truce is more permanent than it has been in the past, Demi says that she and her former BFF don't speak.

Speaking of their relationship, she offered: "When you’re young and you get older, you change and people change.
"You have things in common, and then all of a sudden, you don’t. It’s just a part of life."


Indeed, Demi says that in general her fellow famous folk just don't interest her.

"I don’t really hang out with celebrities. I guess I do sometimes… I’m not the type of person that’s on Instagram posting pictures of me and tons of my best friends," she explains.

"I have my core group, and they’re the type of people that will be there for me in the middle of the night."


This evening, the Cool For The Summer singer shared a snap from the Complex shoot on her Instagram page.

Using the hashtag #CONFIDENT, she said: "I f***ing love my @complex cover shoot… Thanks Complex for the gorgeous pics!!!"


Last month, she also passionately defended her Cosmo cover on Instagram.
She posted a message which read: "What these individuals who are protesting don’t understand is that for the first time in a long time I feel incredibly EMPOWERED and the MOST BEAUTIFUL I’ve ever felt on this magazine."